News from the AGRIMODELS Cluster
"They say it's all about the journey and not the destination but in the MIND STEP project, we are equally excited about the process as we are about the end results. And we are pleased to say that in the past couple of months, we have made great progress."
In November 2021, the MIND STEP team attended a seminar coordinated by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), the leader of our WP1 that designs the conceptual framework for the whole project. They were happy to discuss modelling exercises and review the reports that were created within this WP. Moreover, one of the project partners attended the online EU conference on Modelling for Policy Support, exploring topics such as model transparency, quality, and coherence, as well as tools and approaches needed for achieving the SDGs. The fourth project newsletter also found its way to MIND STEP's subscribers' inboxes in December, providing updates on the work they had done in the previous months. Last but not least, MIND STEP started off 2022 on a high note: the whole project team came together for an engaging discussion of the MIND STEP toolbox concept, the metholodgy for developing it, and ways to integrate resources from Work Packages 2, 3 and 5. To stay up-to-date with the latest developments in MIND STEP, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
AGRICORE released its first 2 open access scientific publications as a result of the research activities of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The first paper analyses the impact of the measure "Young Farmers Scheme Policy" on the two most agriculturally oriented regions of Greece, Thessaly and Central Macedonia. The second paper investigates whether the Sub-Measure 6.1 "Start-Up Aid for Young Farmers" payments of the 2014–2020 Rural Development Programme have a role to play in explaining Greek farms’ export orientation and export performance through a statistical analysis of farm-level data. Both publications are available at their website. Furthermore, the AGRICORE consortium participated in the 13th international Conference on Agrophysics co- organised by their partners from the Institute of Agrophysics in Poland and was presented at the Ecomondo Expo in Remini, Italy by their Partners STAM. Towards this direction, AGRICORE's partners from Politechnika Bydgoska organised an Interdisciplinary Seminar introducing the principal assumptions of AGRICORE to the participants and gave a lecture about "The Importance of agricultural policy and rural development aimed at environmental protection and climate change in the light of challenges of managing organisations in the 21st century" occasioned by the World Entrepreneurship Day. Additionally, in the Facebook page of AGRICORE, followers may now find posts in our 3 use case languages: Spanish, Greek and Polish communicating, thus, their research targets and objectives locally. Finally, the AGRICORE consortium is working towards the organisation of a workshop about the work implemented by Ayesa Advanced Technologies for the Agricultural Research Data Index tool and specifically about the Library for AGRICORE Data Visualisation. For more information and news about our project visit our website and subscribe to our newsletters.